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Kim uses Putin as leverage for denuclearization talks with US

Moscow's involvement throws curve ball for this week's summit

The upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin may give Moscow its long-awaited chance to participate in denuclearization talks.   © Reuters

TOKYO-- As denuclearization talks with the United States remain stalled, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation for a summit later this month.

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